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    nyneave is offline Novice
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    New workbook/worksheets using Transfer Spreadsheet

    I am trying to use the Transfer Spreadsheet to create a new workbook with multiple spreadsheets. The code I am using is as follows:
    Private Sub cmd_fruits_Click()
    DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel3, "qry_apples", "H:\Fruits\Test_Files\FRUIT_LIST" + Format(Now, "YYYY-MM-DD") + ".xls", True
    End Sub



    This works to create a new workbook with the date; however, it names the tab "FRUIT_LIST_YYYY-MM-DD". I have about 20 queries and I would like them to create and update the workbook with a tab, labeled for each query. I found the instruction online to put the worksheet name in the "Range" which I tried.

    When I do the following and the worksheet has not been created, it still creates the workbook with the worksheet name of FRUIT_LIST_YYYY_MM_DD:

    Private Sub cmd_fruits_Click()
    DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel3, "qry_apples", "H:\Fruits\Test_Files\FRUIT_LIST" + Format(Now, "YYYY-MM-DD") + ".xls", True, Apples!
    End Sub

    When I do the same and the workbook already exists (with a pre-named worksheet of "Apples"); it update the workbook, but overwrites the worksheet name again with FRUIT_LIST_YYYY_MM_DD.

    Can someone please help? I would like to create 1 workbook FRUIT_LIST YYYY-MM-DD.xls; with multiple worksheets (ie...apples, bananas, peaches, etc...) - each being created from a pre-defined query in Access. The first query should create the workbook (run daily) and the remainder add a new worksheet to the same workbook with a "defined name".

    Thanks
    nyneave

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    nyneave is offline Novice
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    PS...I am in a Access 2003 database - with Excel 2003 SP3...

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    ssanfu is offline Master of Nothing
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    DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel3, "qry_apples", "H:\Fruits\Test_Files\FRUIT_LIST" + Format(Now, "YYYY-MM-DD") + ".xls", True
    You should be using the ampersand to concatenate text strings and not the plus:
    Code:
    DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel3,  "qry_apples", "H:\Fruits\Test_Files\FRUIT_LIST" & Format(Now,  "YYYY-MM-DD") & ".xls", True


    Ken Snell has a site that might help.
    http://www.accessmvp.com/kdsnell/EXCEL_MainPage.htm

    There are examples on importing and exporting from/to Excel. On the exporting page, it sounds like you are looking for the third example:

    Create a Query and Export multiple "filtered" versions of a Query (based on data in another table) to separate Worksheets within one EXCEL file via TransferSpreadsheet (VBA)


    Also, read the last section titled:
    Using the Range Argument of TransferSpreadsheet when Exporting Data to an EXCEL File (VBA)
    HTH
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    Steve
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    nyneave is offline Novice
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    Sorry, I had ampersands; just overwrote them when I changed the data to "junk". I got it working with the link you gave me - thanks so much!

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